The Catholic Counsellors' Professional Network (CCPN) had its origins in Perth Western Australia, as a group of Catholic professionals who met informally to support one another in their Faith, and explore the links between the practice of their Faith and the practice of their profession in order to better serve their Clients.

A basic tenet was that the inclusion of the Faith dimension would yield a fuller, more complete picture of the human person, and contribute towards an understanding of what constitutes 'health'. A shared Faith would provide the group with a common language and reference point from which to then debate a complex diversity of clinical approaches, and suggest a specific attitude towards treatment.

The network became an official Catholic organisation in 1995, when a Code of Ethics was submitted to Archbishop Hickey, and endorsed.

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